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Managed Print Services Plans Explained

Managed Print Services Plans Explained

Managed Print Services is a great way to manage and optimise your businesses print devices and associated running costs. With so many different print management plans and options available through different managed print vendors, understanding which one is best for...

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What does your business need to prepare for in 2017?

What does your business need to prepare for in 2017?

It's February 2017. That happened quicker than anyone expected. While many of us are still trying to forget what happened in 2016, the truth is that it is time to prepare for what you need to do to ensure your business is safe and will thrive in 2017.   So what...

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The Value Of Using A Managed Service Provider

The Value Of Using A Managed Service Provider

Using a Managed Service Provider (or MSP) is the act of outsourcing daily IT management responsibilities and projects in order to improve operations and reduce costs. A MSP bears the responsibility of monitoring, managing and solving problems related to your business...

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Are your old computers causing productivity problems?

Are your old computers causing productivity problems?

More often than not, businesses hold on to computers as long as they possibly can, stretching out their investment until the computer fails. Is this a good idea? Well, it may seem so at the time, but the truth is that your staff will begin to get frustrated and...

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Fighting The Recent Increase In Ransomware

Fighting The Recent Increase In Ransomware

In recent weeks we have seen a major increase in Ransomware (Cryptolocker), which is a type of malware that is designed to make you pay the bad guys in a way that has never been done before. The increase in infections lines up with some new variants of the...

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Don’t get caught by an online scam this festive season!

Don’t get caught by an online scam this festive season!

Take a look at this image. He may look like a Nigerian Prince, his email may make it sound like he is a Nigerian Prince and even his website may look like a Nigerian Prince's website, but I can promise you he is not a Nigerian Prince. He is Keith, Team Leader of our...

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How can I boost staff productivity with managed services?

How can I boost staff productivity with managed services?

For many small business owners, I.T. and technology generally, is far from the top priority in their business. Rather, improving sales and customer satisfaction, maximising profit and efficiency, and finding time in the day to get everything done are likely to be seen...

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Windows 10 – When Should You Upgrade?

Windows 10 – When Should You Upgrade?

Windows 10 was released to the world on July 29, 2015 and is already running on over 75 million computers world-wide. The feedback has been extremely positive and overall it is looking like a great operating system for desktops, notebooks and tablets. It runs faster...

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Skype For Business Benefits

Skype For Business Benefits

Office 365 is the fastest growing business in Microsoft's history. We are migrating many of our clients to this platform for many different reasons and the more we do this, the more we find out how much people love Skype For Business. At first glance you may think,...

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Why administrator access should never be given to staff

Why administrator access should never be given to staff

We are often asked to look at the I.T. systems of a new customer, and on a depressingly regular basis we find that all users of the system have full 'administrator' access to their computer systems, and sometimes the entire network including servers. This is not a...

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Use Microsoft Office on all your devices

Use Microsoft Office on all your devices

Microsoft Office is by far the most popular productivity suite available on any computing platform. It is the de facto standard for shared documents, and is now available on virtually any device you may choose to use, including: PC and Apple computers (of all types)...

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10 questions to ask your IT service provider

10 questions to ask your IT service provider

Our discussions with new clients are typically focussed on their current concerns and how those can be addressed, but we do encounter a range of questions from time to time that seek to confirm if we can provide the quality of services that we claim we can. Sometimes...

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Expanding your business in the new financial year?

Expanding your business in the new financial year?

Growing your business can be expensive and challenging, and for most businesses the largest cost (and risk!) relates to employees. Studies have shown that successful recruitment can cost as much as 20% of the employees salary, and as much as 50% of the salary if the...

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Protect your business from a cyber attack

Protect your business from a cyber attack

Small businesses are often poorly prepared to defend themselves against a cyber attack. According to recent studies, small businesses may feel that they are less at risk of attacks than larger businesses, and that the impact of an attack will be small. In fact, small...

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Notebook, Tablet, or Hybrid – which is best?

Notebook, Tablet, or Hybrid – which is best?

  With the range of portable computer devices available today it can be quite difficult to choose the right device to suit your needs. That sleek lightweight tablet is certainly appealing, but if it's not actually suitable for the work you need to do then it will...

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Can I trust online backup services with my data?

Can I trust online backup services with my data?

  We are great believers in taking precautions to protect business data, and we go to great lengths to recommend backup and disaster recovery solutions that manage foreseeable and unforeseeable risks. Amongst the traditional forms of data backup, online backup...

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I.T. tips for end of financial year

I.T. tips for end of financial year

It is that time of the year again where small to medium businesses get to spend extra precious hours making sure their end of financial year accounts are organized. In most cases your core accounting software will be a key part of your preparations, and you should...

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How to save money and increase productivity with outsourcing

How to save money and increase productivity with outsourcing

Business today relies on technology and information more than ever before. To fully leverage the benefits of technology, a significant depth and breadth of knowledge and experience is needed, and is rarely found in one individual. The complexity and rising costs of...

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Tips and traps in Office 365 plans for business

Tips and traps in Office 365 plans for business

Office 365 offers a compelling range of services and functionality all bundled into a simple monthly subscription. It is a very popular product, and one that we recommend and include as a key component in our flagship CloudSuite solution. All Office 365 subscriptions...

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Windows Server 2003 support is ending

Windows Server 2003 support is ending

Extended support for Windows Server 2003 will end on 14th July 2015. After that date Microsoft will no longer provide support or issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. The lack of security updates may not sound like a major concern, but it...

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Bring order to the chaos of email signatures

Bring order to the chaos of email signatures

Managing email signatures is a pain in the neck you can easily avoid If you have ever been responsible for updating the company email signatures you probably know what a tedious and annoying process it can be. You may design the signature yourself, or you may be given...

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